Philipp Engel


Employee, Director of User Experience, Elsevier

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Customer Experience Management
User Experience
Design Thinking
Service Design
Interaction Design
User Interface Design
Usability Testing
People Management
Team Building
Agile Software Development
Web Content Management
Campaign Management
Structured Content
Translation Management
User Research


Professional experience for Philipp Engel

  • Current 2 years and 2 months, since Sep 2019

    Director of User Experience


    Managing the UX Design teams for Elsevier's institutional products group, covering B2B type products addressing the unique needs and requirements of universities, research institutes, libraries, funders, etc. My teams are covering the whole spectrum of UX research, ideation, product discovery and delivery for a variety of products (including SciVal, Pure, Mendeley Data) out of multiple different locations (Amsterdam, London, Aalborg).

  • 1 year and 1 month, Aug 2018 - Aug 2019

    Principle User Experience Specialist


    Worked across Elsevier's multi-disciplinary user experience community on a variety of horizontal projects and initiatives. This included evangelization of cross-product design patterns, platform experience strategy, global information architecture, and getting the internal and external design communities together for knowledge sharing and design critiques.

  • 5 years and 5 months, Feb 2013 - Jun 2018

    Director of User Experience

    SDL plc

    Managing SDL’s global UX team including setting team focus, finding talent, facilitating team growth, defining and evolving the team’s structure and processes, enabling team communication and collaboration, and balancing design need in the organization with available resources. As part of SDL’s senior leadership team and as UX and design thinking evangelist, I am aligning UX with a variety of disciplines and promoting a holistic customer-centric perspective across internal teams and organizational silos.

  • 3 years and 10 months, Apr 2009 - Jan 2013

    User Experience Design Lead

    SDL - Content Management Technologies

  • 7 years and 10 months, Mar 2002 - Dec 2009



  • 2 years and 6 months, Oct 2006 - Mar 2009

    User Interface Designer / Usability Engineer

    Barco - Security and Monitoring Division

  • 6 months, Feb 2006 - Jul 2006

    Trainee Projekt-Management

    RedDot, The OpenText Web Solutions Group

  • 4 months, Sep 2005 - Dec 2005

    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft

    Technische Universität Ilmenau - FG Medienproduktion

  • 6 months, Sep 2003 - Feb 2004

    Praktikant Event Management & Grafik

    Helios Media GmbH

Educational background for Philipp Engel

  • Medientechnologie

    Technische Universität Ilmenau


  • German

    First language

  • English




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